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Braving the tonsil op times two

We recently had both my younger children’s tonsils out. Jack is 6 and Emma is 4 and we needed to have both done –...
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To my wife, on Mother’s Day

So, it’s Mother’s Day again and, once again, I am reminded just what a fantastic mom you are! We both know how tough modern parenting...
preschooler girl reading a book sitting next to a pile of books with an apple

When your child doesn’t like to read

Reading is a highly beneficial activity for children, but what if your child strongly dislikes flipping the pages? Television, video games, iPads; technology has opened...
little boy in blue green shirt using an asthma inhaler while in the garden

It is possible to manage asthma!

Workers’ Day is not only a reason to take a day off work; 1 May is also World Asthma Day and throughout May, the...
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Top tips to get your kids involved in home cooking

Whether it’s muddy outdoor activities or indoor ones that involve the splashing of paint or dirtying of clothes, if there’s the potential to get...
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Peanuts are not actually nuts (and other interesting food facts)

Take a moment to read through the following food facts we learned and share them with your family around the dinner table. “A cluster of...
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What is a cow’s milk protein allergy?

The incidence of food allergy is very low in breastfed infants compared with formula‑fed infants. Once cow’s milk proteins are introduced to a baby, in...
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Genetic testing offers new possibilities for a healthier life

In-depth insights into your individual genetic makeup will offer you new possibilities for a healthier life. Armed with an analysis of your individual genetic...
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Five tips for taking photos with your baby

Every mama wants to capture special memories with their little ones (they grow up so quickly) so you book the photographer, settle on a...
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Princess dreams and unicorn themes

One of 2017’s major trends in pop culture was the unicorn. From make-up ranges to children’s birthday parties, unicorns seemed to pop up everywhere!...
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